Glenelg High PTSA to sponsor benefit bingo April 11

March 07, 2002

The Glenelg High School PTSA will sponsor a Longaberger Basket Bingo to raise money for the Jeff Walker Rehabilitation Fund. Walker, a 1999 graduate of the school, was paralyzed after an accident last summer.

The event will be held April 11 at Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Hall. Doors will open at 6 p.m.; games are to begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Raffles, other games, door prizes and refreshments are planned.

Information: 410-442-1097 or 301-854-5572.

The school's Booster Club will hold its Auction-Dinner Dance on March 16 at Turf Valley Country Club in Ellicott City. A live and silent auction and buffet with shrimp and carved beef are planned. The band Retrospect will perform.

Tickets are $50.

Information: 410-442-1097.

River Hill Booster club sponsoring car raffle

The River Hill Booster Association is sponsoring its second car raffle. A 2002 Honda Civic EX will be awarded April 12 at the Booster Dinner Dance at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville.

Raffle tickets are $10; people who buy five will get one free. Parents of River Hill students should have received tickets in the mail last fall.

Information: 410-531-9027.

Methodist church to hold chicken and oyster dinner

Hopkins United Methodist Church, 13250 Highland Road, Highland, will hold a Good Old Fashioned Chicken & Oyster Dinner from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Oyster dinners cost $10; chicken dinners, $8. Potato salad, green beans and cabbage are included. Delivery is available.

Information: 410-531-6187.

Around town

Phones needed: Glenelg High School PTSA is collecting used cellular phones and charging cords for school bus drivers who have no other means of communication en route. Phones can be dropped off at the school's front office. Information: Debbie DiBenedetto, 301- 854-6428.

Elegant tea tasting: Emma Pope will present "Elegant Tea Tasting," a talk about the history and cultivation of tea, at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. Participants can sample three teas and listen to tea music. Registration is required. Information: 410-313- 5577.

Septics, wells: Thomas Miller of University of Maryland Cooperative Extension will present a seminar for owners of homes with wells and septic systems, "Understanding Private Wells and Septics," at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. He will discuss how the systems work, how to test water, and how to determine if the septic system needs to be pumped. Registration is required. Information: 410-313- 5577.

Fund-raiser: Days End Farm Horse Rescue, a nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of horses through rehabilitation and education, will hold its first "Blarney Bash" fund-raiser from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. March 15 at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville. Music by blues, soul and rock band After Hours, entertainment by political humorist Bob Somerby and a silent auction are planned. Proceeds will help provide care for abused and neglected horses. Tickets are $30, including an all-you-can-eat-and-drink Irish dinner of corned beef and cabbage, potato soup, salad and vegetarian fare. Information: 410-442-1564.

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